Harbour OPH clinic provides 54 vaccinations

By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online

FITZROY HARBOUR – A group of 54 people visited the Fitzroy Harbour location of an Ottawa Public Health (OPH) pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic over the weekend.

Late last week OPH announced the organization would host a first and second dose vaccination clinic at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Association over three days from Friday, Aug. 6 to Sunday, Aug. 8.

“OPH administered a total of 54 doses, with 24 first doses and 30 second doses,” OPH program and project management officer Donna Casey told West Carleton Online today (Aug. 9).

West Carleton Online dropped by the clinic Saturday (Aug. 7) afternoon but was not granted an interview. At the time there were no clients using the clinic and it was staffed by approximately 10 staff members. Casey says the clinic organizers are pleased with the turnout.

“OPH is very pleased with the uptake at the Fitzroy clinic that provided the community with a targeted approach to increase access to vaccines,” Casey said. “OPH will continue to explore ways to address barriers and increase vaccine access through direct approaches in neighbourhoods throughout the city that have a low uptake and in ways that work best for specific communities.”

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